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Regulated Media Reporting on Celebrity Suicide Can Mitigate Werther Effect: Study

Regulated Media Reporting on Celebrity Suicide Can Mitigate Werther Effect: Study

SEOUL, July 23 (Korea Bizwire) — A transition in the style of media reporting on suicide committed by celebrities leads to a reduction in the suicide rate among non-celebrities, a recent study showed. A research team from Samsung Medical Center conducted a study on the changes in the suicide rate in South Korea between 2005 [...]

4 in 100 Military Service Members Have Had Suicidal Thoughts: Data

4 in 100 Military Service Members Have Had Suicidal Thoughts: Data

SEOUL, June 11 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has revealed that roughly 4 percent of military service members have had suicidal thoughts. A research team led by Prof. Lee Seung-yup from the Catholic University of Korea Eunpyeong St. Mary’s Hospital and Dr. Yoon Chang-gyo from the World Health Organization analysed the 2014 survey conducted [...]

Hospitals to Provide Emergency Room Consultation and Treatment to Those Who Attempt Suicide

Hospitals to Provide Emergency Room Consultation and Treatment to Those Who Attempt Suicide

SEOUL, March 30 (Korea Bizwire) — The government will provide consultation and treatment to individuals who have attempted suicide when they are hospitalized in emergency rooms as part of efforts to prevent similar attempts from reoccurring. On Monday, the Ministry of Health and Welfare launched a trial project to promote the emergency room ex-post management [...]

Elderly Koreans with Executive Dysfunction Have a Higher Suicide Risk

Elderly Koreans with Executive Dysfunction Have a Higher Suicide Risk

SEOUL, March 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Elderly individuals who suffer from executive function disorder (EFD), a type of cognitive disorder, are up to seven times more likely to commit suicide than elderly people without EFD, a research showed Monday. A research team from Seoul National University Hospital said it had confirmed this fact after seven [...]

Study Shows Link Between Parents’ Mental Health Problems, Chronic Diseases and Suicide

Study Shows Link Between Parents’ Mental Health Problems, Chronic Diseases and Suicide

SEOUL, Jan. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Despite all-out efforts made by the South Korean government and professionals to prevent suicide, the country’s suicide rate continues to top the list of member states of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), with no sign of a decline. Against this backdrop, a recent study showed that [...]